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Ann Gardner | Via Latina

New development in the Solana Beach Cedros Design District includes commercial, office and residential space similar to a combination of those uses proposed in the North Commercial and Professional Commercial zones in Del Mar.
Photo Ann Gardner.

The City is reviewing comments submitted on the draft environmental analysis of allowing additional residential units in two commercial zones in Del Mar that currently are limited to only one unit, without changing the current floor area ratio, heights, or design review requirements. Although early input was centered around traffic concerns the draft analyses found there would be a reduction of trips associated with residential uses compared to commercial and retail uses.

The final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) will include responses to concerns submitted. The proposal is part of the City’s efforts to meet State-mandated requirements to plan for meeting California’s housing shortage. Council has also appointed a Housing Task Force to encourage residents to participate in planning for 163 new units during the Sixth Cycle Housing Element period from 2021-2029 as well as holding public workshops and a Community Housing Element Survey.

A second workshop is scheduled for the March 23 City Council meeting. (The first workshop will take place on Saturday, February 29, before the print issue of the March Sandpiper is delivered to mailboxes.) Go to www.delmar.ca.us/HousingElement for more information and dates for public meetings.

 

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